A few random notes from attending the game last night: * I got to my seat about 75 minutes prior to kickoff. There were only about 10,000 people in the whole stadium at that point and ALL the GameDay programs were sold out! Vendors told me that the minute gates opened, people were lining up and buying 10, 20 programs at a time. Sure enough, they were selling on eBay this morning for $50-plus. This really sucked, I wanted one and didn't even think about their being gobbled up by "speculators." * Giants fans weren't that loud when we had the ball except for occasionally on third down. Not nearly as loud as Jets fans. * Tons of Pats fans there as expected. Loud chants of "16-0! 16-0!" as time ticked away. * The Giants are a big, slow, lumbering team. Jacobs and their big tight end playing for Shockey (Boss?) are beasts. New York deserves a lot of credit for playing with intensity. * Hobbs on Burress was an obvious mismatch. Eli Manning was playing over his head. * LOTS of chippiness/pushing and shoving after plays. It seemed like Rodney was always mixing it up with someone away from the play. When he got yanked after being flagged for a 15-yarder on the Giants' last drive, he stayed away from BB on the sideline. * Traffic control around Giants Stadium is state-of-the-art. We stayed until the players had left the field, and were on the highway 15 minutes after getting to the car. * Couldn't have asked for better weather this time of year for tailgating and a night game. * After Moss caught the record-breaker, he dropped the ball to celebrate with teammates. I was thinking, "Doesn't he want to keep that ball?!" Then later he picked it up and tossed it to the sideline. I wonder who'll keep it -- Randy or Tom. * Lots of media, of course. Saw the NFLN crew, Adam Schefter, Gumbel (bleah!) on the sidelines before the game. * Giants have no cheerleaders. * During a timeout there was a "this date in Giants history" segment on the Jumbotron referring to some accomplishment by Tiki Barber, and the Giants fans booed. * I like Giants Stadium -- cozy confines, seats are really close to the field, enclosed bowl, good sight lines. * Giants suffered some apparently serious injuries, including their starting center who might be out for the playoffs (knee). During radio interviews after the game, Strahan and Toomer said nothing positive could be taken from the game because they lost. That is, despite Coughlin reportedly stating that he thought there were some good things to be taken from it heading into the playoffs.